13 Places to Visit in 2011

13 Places to Visit in 2011

13. Stockholm, SwedenThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book and film trilogy has re-popularized this Swedish city in the public's eyes. Visit at the end of June to experience the summer solstice and 24 hours of daylight. Find out more about: Stockholm Hotels Stockholm Attractions Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

4. Salta, ArgentinaSkip Buenos Aires, and head to Salta for some great wine, folk music and a train ride through its red rocks and canyons. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

3. Northern TunisiaYou might not think of Africa when you think of the Mediterranean Sea. But this North African country, Tunisia, lies right along it, luring visitors with its natural charms: The beach, the forest and the desert. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

2. Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne's laid-back and beachy vibe is coupled with the excitement of a big city. At once provincial and cosmopolitan, visitors get two kinds of vacations rolled into one. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

1. Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul's unique mix of East Asian and European culture, as well as its status as 2010's European Capital of Culture, makes it the most interesting place to visit in 2011. Find out more about: Istanbul Hotels Istanbul Attractions Also check out: World's Hottest New Year's Eve Parties Top Secret Vacation Spots World's Best Places to Visit Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

12. Puerto Viejo, Costa RicaThis small Costa Rican city is known for its beauty and serenity, as well as beaches, rivers and rainforests. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

11. Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRio de Janeiro has been a popular vacation spot for ages, and it will continue to be: In 2014, Rio is hosting the World Cup and two years later, it's hosting the Summer Olympics. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

10. New York City, U.S.AThere's always something exciting going on in New York, but this year the Big Apple's excitement is decidedly more sober. The National September 11 Memorial opens in 2011 to commemorate the decade anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Find out more about: New York City Hotels New York City Attractions Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

9. Wellington, New ZealandWellington, New Zealand is so gorgeous that it looks like it belongs in a movie -- and actually, it is: The Hobbit is currently being filmed here. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

8. Valencia, SpainOften overlooked by travelers favoring Madrid or Barcelona, Valencia is Spain's new "it" city. Visit for its beaches and sporting events. Find out more about: Valencia Hotels Valencia Attractions Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

7. Seoul, South KoreaThis South Korean city gives Japan's Tokyo a run for its money with its contemporary architecture, urban parks, vibrant markets and more. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

6. Sri LankaThe New York Times describes the island nation of Sri Lanka as a "big tropical zoo," complete with a picture-perfect coastline and spa resorts. Read More: 13 Places to Visit in 2011



13 Places to Visit in 2011

5. Copenhagen, DenmarkAlthough it'll cost you some Danish krone, Copenhagen is a calm big city, specializing in hygge, or tranquility. Find out more about: Copenhagen Hotels Copenhagen Attractions Read More: Places to Visit in 2011
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